Life changed in an instant for the winners of the RMH Home Lottery house in Glen Iris. The lucky winners, Ryan and Sabrina Bartlett, took out the first prize of the brand new $2.8 million Glenvill home.
“When I heard I had won something on radio, I thought I’d won tickets to Ed Sherrin, but when I heard it was a house, I had to park on the side of the road and I hyperventilated for five minutes, I just couldn’t believe it,” Ryan said.
Mr Bartlett said the reason he brought the ticket was they had just had their son Huxley, the flu season was around and they received a letter from the Royal Melbourne in the mail. “I thought supporting the Royal Melbourne was a good cause.”
The Bartletts did not see the house before the won it so it was a great family occasion when they were joined by their parents, grandparents, brothers and sister to see it for the first time. They were all impressed and decided it would be Christmas dinner in Glen Iris this year.
Remarkably, the Bartlett’s have just finished building their own home in Croydon, with a very similar layout, but they didn’t need to think long about whether they would be moving or not
“It’s like a dream come true and it’s perfect for the children, we will move,” Sabrina said.
The RMH would like to thank supporters of the RMH Home Lottery. Since the program started in 2005, more than $50 million has been raised been raised for patient care, medical research and equipment.